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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian05 Aug 2022 3:26 a.m. PST

…For anyone worried that a tour of duty in Europe may mean a Skittles sabbatical, worry not. While the colorful candy is now banned across much of the European continent, Army and Air Force Exchange Service stores will continue to stock the brand…

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RittervonBek05 Aug 2022 4:03 a.m. PST

Skittles are widely available in the UK and presumably elsewhere, manufactured to European food safety standards.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian05 Aug 2022 5:11 a.m. PST

The European Union has banned the use of Titanium Dioxide in food, an ingredient which gives Skittles the bright colors.

Tortorella Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2022 5:47 a.m. PST

Think of the strength titanium provides!

RittervonBek05 Aug 2022 6:19 a.m. PST

Bill,
0ur skittles are made without the offending chemical and are anything but dull in colour!

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian05 Aug 2022 6:32 a.m. PST

That's good to know. The EU ban just went into full effect this month.

RittervonBek05 Aug 2022 6:47 a.m. PST

In that case I'll caveat my statements because I'm in Brexitland !

RittervonBek05 Aug 2022 9:00 a.m. PST
dapeters05 Aug 2022 9:45 a.m. PST

Why is this important?

Stryderg05 Aug 2022 10:16 a.m. PST

It's important because they're Skittles!
Have you never had a Skittles?
mmmmm, Skittles…drooool.

Andrew Walters05 Aug 2022 10:59 a.m. PST

Great, now can we get Kinder Eggs figured out? I would totally buy those.

Garand05 Aug 2022 1:38 p.m. PST

I love skittles. Fortunately the supply seems to be good down here…

Damon.

Cerdic05 Aug 2022 1:52 p.m. PST

Skittles? Pah! We have Smarties…

Legion 405 Aug 2022 3:51 p.m. PST

Well now I can sleep better at night knowing this … 🛌

epturner Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2022 6:16 p.m. PST

Smarties beat Skittles, hands down.

Eric

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2022 6:36 p.m. PST

I don't actually like sugar. I just eat Skittles for the titanium dioxide.

Same with cake frosting. The shinier the better.

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